I have always felt that looking around to people who have found success and learning from how they have gone about it, has been one of the things that serves to motivate me. Around the world there are all kinds of inspirational people who’s life, opinions and actions can greatly help you to stay motivated and to reach your goals. I try not to have too many heroes but rather people who inspire me to go on and do as much as I can with my life. Today I want to talk to you about 3 of the most inspirational people in my life right now, and why they keep me inspired.
I first heard about the incredible Arnon Dror when I did a case study on him in my business class. Arnon is a senior operations executive who studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At a young age Dror go his MBA in finance and an M.A. in Micro Economics. This high level professional reached VP level in Xerox and he is arguably one of the greatest business minds here in Portland, Oregon. Even beyond Portland, Oregon I would say that this man is incredibly smart and successful, and a real inspiration. I was fortunate enough to watch him give a speech here in Portland, where he discussed his love for business and the Boston Celtics, truly a man after my own heart. Check out the career of Arnon Dror for more inspiration.
There is very little about the Facebook CEO which is not inspirational and his story continues to inspire me daily. Whilst studying at Harvard, Zuckerberg fell upon the idea for the social media page which would go on to change the world, so he quit the prestigious university to commit to his idea. Since Facebook blew up, Zuckerberg has not just shaped the company but has gone on to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs on the planet, who is using his power for good. Advertising trafficking on the site has set new models for marketers everywhere and there are very few industries which have not been re-shaped thanks to this man.
The reason why I am so heavily inspired by the late Steve Jobs is not just the success he found, or the incredible products which he helped to design. What I really like about Steve is his constant search for perfection, his attention to detail and most importantly, his ability to bounceback from failure. Steve’s first stint at Apple didn’t end well and he was forced out of the company, undeterred he went away to find further success and then cam back to Apple with a boom, and changed the world with devices like the iPhone and the iPad. Steve’s life, both personally and professionally has long been a great source of inspiration for me.